Parkers overall rating: 3.1 out of 5 3.1
  • Good head and legroom for all occupants
  • Boot is shallow
  • Seats aren't that clever or flexible

The Korando’s big selling point has always been lots of metal for the money, and so this is a generously sized car with more than acceptable interior dimensions. A six-foot adult can comfortably sit behind another, with plenty of leg and head-room.

The front seats are raised enough to allow feet to be slid under them, too, and the rear bench is fairly flat making carrying three passengers more comfortable than in some rivals. Big windows also help rear passenger comfort – they provide lots of airflow, and a great view out, minimising car sickness.

There’s lots of room up front too, though storage isn’t especially impressive. Though we only drove an automatic model, the cupholders looked as though they’d foul the gearchange of a manual equivalent, and the glovebox and central storage bin are only average in size.

Boot space

The Korando’s 511-litre boot looks impressive on paper, but open up the tailgate (electrically operated on top-spec Ultimate models) and you might be surprised at how shallow the space actually is. That’s mainly due to the adjustable boot floor – lower it, and you’ll liberate a far more useful space. The floor can also be positioned upright and used as a boot divider – useful for preventing smaller items from rolling around.

2019 SsangYong Korando boot

However, with the boot floor in its lowest position there’s a large load sill to lift items over, and when the rear seats are lowered there’s a large hump in the load floor. The rear seats also aren’t especially clever – doing without the sliding, reclining or individual folding that you get in a Skoda Karoq.

SsangYong Korando safety

The SsangYong gained a full-five-star rating by Euro NCAP – a big leap for its maker, as the previous model wasn't assessed. Safety equipment has taken a leap forward on this model, with lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and six airbags all available.

Watch: SsangYong Korando SUV Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the SsangYong Korando SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

ELX equipment

ELX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
ELX optional equipment
None available

Pioneer equipment

Pioneer standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Pioneer optional equipment
None available

Ultimate equipment

Ultimate standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Ultimate optional equipment
None available

Ventura equipment

Ventura standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Ventura optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The SsangYong Korando SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 68%
Safety Assist: 74%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.